LMOGA Responds to Governor's Climate Taskforce


02 20, 2020 by LMOGA

Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) made the following statements in response to Governor Edwards press conference today and his announcements on establishing a Climate Initiatives Task Force in Louisiana:

“LMOGA is looking forward to the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Governor and his Administration on his 2020 priorities, including efforts to continue reducing emissions and to protect our coast,” said LMOGA President & general counsel, Tyler Gray. “The oil and natural gas industry is tackling our climate challenges head on, making significant investments in a cleaner future and making strides in reducing emissions to the lowest levels in a generation.”

"The oil and natural gas industry is tackling our climate challenges head on, making significant investments in a cleaner future and making strides in reducing emissions to the lowest levels in a generation.”

As part of industry’s efforts to lead the way to climate solutions, LMOGA members have established a Carbon Committee to promote the advancement of carbon capture and underground storage (CCUS) technology. Together with the LSU Center for Energy Studies, OGCI and the Global CCS Institute, LMOGA recently hosted a CCUS workshop to facilitate an industry discussion around potential solutions and to help bring CCUS projects to Louisiana. Our industry is committed to improving air quality through the advancement of emerging technologies like CCUS, working together with industry and state agencies like the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

“As part of industry’s commitment to Louisiana’s environment and our coast, LMOGA supports the increased funding for coastal restoration and working together on collaborative solutions to continue moving our coast and our state forward,” said Gray. “Louisiana’s oil and gas revenues fund 34% of the State’s coastal restoration budget and we look forward to continuing to be part of the solution.”

In addition to revenues funding the state’s coastal master plan, LMOGA members have proactively funded and implemented several coastal restoration projects through collaboration with other nonprofit entities, such as Ducks Unlimited and America’s Wetland Foundation.

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Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, founded in 1923, is a trade association exclusively representing all sectors of the oil and gas industry operating in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. LMOGA serves exploration and production, refining, transportation, marketing and midstream companies as well as other firms in the fields of law, engineering, environment, financing and government relations.

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